Sweet Summer Fragrance

Bradford Greenhouses Blog

Now that the heat of summer is upon us, we are outdoors more than ever! We want to soak up that sunshine and those perfect sunset evenings. Add to the magic of summer by including some fragrant plants in your landscape. And consider using them as cut flowers to bring the beautiful fragrance inside as well!

Here’s some of our faves:

Peony

Peony

  • Full sun/part shade
  • Blooms late spring into early summer
  • Excellent as a perennial border
Iris

Iris

  • Full to part sun
  • Blooms in spring
  • Drought tolerant once established
Rose

Rose

  • Full sun
  • Blooms in summer
  • Many disease-resistant varieties
Sweetspire – Little Henry

Sweetspire

  • Plant in full to partial sun
  • Dense foliage turns red-purple in fall
  • Features trailing white flower plumes
Lavender

Lavender

  • Full sun
  • Repeat blooms with deadheading
  • Good drainage essential
Lilac

Lilac

  • Full sun
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Blooms in early summer
  • Excellent for a hedge or shrub border
Clematis

Clematis

  • Plant in full sun to part shade
  • Blooms early summer into fall
  • Use on a trellis or other structure suitable to support the vine
Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush

  • Plant in full sun
  • Blooms summer until frost
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Grows well in moist, well-drained soil
Daphne

Daphne

  • Plant in full sun to part shade
  • Blooms in spring, then often again in summer
  • Attractive in foundation plantings, perennial or shrub borders
Privet

Privet

  • Plant in full sun to part shade
  • Blooms late spring through early summer
  • Fast, upright growth habit
  • Excellent plant for foundation, hedge, screen or shrub border
Summersweet

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  • Plant in part sun
  • Blooms mid-late summer
  • Densely branched shrub with erect growth habit
  • Excellent selection for shade and wet areas
Dianthus

Dianthus

  • Plant in full sun
  • Blooms mid-spring through the end of summer
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Compact, uniform habit
  • Terrific in containers, or for edging borders; also makes a nice cut flowers.
Phlox

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  • Plant in full sun
  • Blooms mid-summer to early fall
  • Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Excellent in garden beds, borders, mass plantings and containers
Crabapple Tree

Crabapple Tree

  • Plant in full sun
  • Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds
  • Blooms in late spring for 2-3 weeks
  • Can grow up to 20’ tall and wide
Magnolia

Magnolia

  • Plant in full sun
  • Blooms for 4-6 weeks in early summer
  • A very popular flowering tree